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comments from john boehner. speaker boehner added that the growing threat cannot be ignored. here's a portion of that stakeout from capitol hill earlier today. >> i'd like to welcome prime minister netanyahu to the united states capitol. the united states congress will always stand by israel and the united states congress will never allow israel to stand alone. the looming threat of nuclear iran cannot be ignored. ambiguity that could lead to serious miscalculations, which is what we collectively hope to avoid. it's my sincere preference and belief that the united states and israel both need to be clear in its communications with each other and our communications to the iranians. now is the time to stand together, and we are here today to tell our prime minister that congress intends to do so. madam pell sichlt pell sichlt. >> thank you mr. speaker. i'm pleased to join us in welcoming our distinguished guest, the prime minister of the jewish state of israel once again to the capitol of the united states. i associate myself with your remarks in terms of our commitment to the securi
of the house john boehner and the senate democratic leader harry reid earlier today. welcome to hour 2 of "washington today" carried live on c-span3. the senate democratic leaders today paradesing is the house speaker for his decision to take up the senate transportation bill or a similar measure. we'll talk more what this means, what's in the plan and some of the differences between the house and senate version. democrats and republicans notice house of representatives are showing that sometimes they can work together after all. they have overwhelmingly passed legislation today making it easier for small businesses and for startup companies to raise capital in order to grow and hire new work hes. the package of a half dozen measures does have the backing of the president and senate democrats say they also also offer a similar package. meanwhile, the senate today has blocked several republican-backed attempts to overturn the president's environmental and energy policies during a debate on a bill to keep federal aid flowing to transportation projects across the country. part of the tran
bomb into the lap of the republican speaker of the house, john boehner. back went republicans thought they had a winning issue in trying to roll back women's access to contraception in america, they introduced an anti-contraception amendment in the senate that democrats, who control the senate, were super happy to hold a vote on the democrats were happy about that because they wanted to get all of the republicans in the senate on the record with an anti-contraception vote, talking to you, scott brown, and because the democrats in the senate knew that it would fail when they voted on it. it did fail. but once it failed, republicans said they were still convinced need great political issue with this anti-contraception thing. their amendment was called the blunt-rubio amendment, rubio for marco rubio, widely considered to be in the running for the republicans' vice presidential nominee this year. he would be the vice presidential nominee to whose name is on the anti-contraception bill if he is tapped for that job. the other sponsor who had his name on the bill is roy blunt, blunt-rubio,
approval rating of historically low levels. coincidentally the same time john boehner became speaker of the house. while the public disapproves of congress as a whole, congress itself disapproves of one man in particular, january boehner. the key stone pipeline failed to receive the necessary votes a measure speaker boehner lobbied for asteridding the president for opposing the measure. >> by lobbying against the pipeline, the president of the united states is lobbying for sending north american energy to china and lobbying against american jobs. >> the key stone vote seems to be part of a growing trend on capitol hill, anything the speaker likes will not pass. mr. boehner has been pushing a highway bill which he claimed was paramount in his plan to create jobs, a bill the speaker was forced to strap today after having failed to convince members of his own party to support it. failing to rally support around a pet bill may end up being small potatoes compared to trying to prevent a government shut down. appropriations would be capped $20 billion below what boehner agreed to as part o
. >> it is hard to understand why speaker boehner would walk away from this kind of deal. visit fiatusa.com we are back on the young turks. we told you about the grand bargain president obama has been trying to do with the republicans. the washington post has a very clear article on what happened back in july and how terrible a negotiator president obama was during those days, if you believe he actually cares about progressive priorities, which by the end of this, i'm not sure i believe. let's look at what the grand bargain is, cutting $1.2 trillion in agency cuts, lowers the cost of living for social security, so that's a huge cut for social security, $250 billion in medicare cuts, more in medicaid. you're saying look, these are progressive priorities that are getting hammered. what are we getting in turn? we're supposed to get a tax increase. is that how it went down? not exactly. let me give you a quote: >> president obama agreed, in other words no tax increases for the rich. but then wait a minute, there had to be some sort of tax increase, otherwise what's the bargain part? well here come
of speaker john boehner and president obama. in this week's "new york times" requesting magazine, the way their relationship crumbled during last summer's debt deal is described as "the awkward undoing of a brief teenage romance minus the texting and facebook unfriending." ryan lizza, you're a capitol hill denyizan. the story is an exhaustive account of what went down during the debt negotiations. i want to pull the take away here is what's undeniable despite all the furious efforts to pedal a different story that obama managed to get his closest allies to sign off on what he wanted them to do and boehner couldn't. but what do you make of that statement? >> that sort of captures the fundamental nature of the two parties right now. we have a president with a more idea logically diverse coalition, more moderates in the democratic coalition than in the republican coalition. and who was willing to go pretty far to the point where a lot of liberals who now see how far obama was willing to go are not very happy about it and boehner who seems to be a dealmaker, someone that wanted to get a deal
. watch. >> what we had offered speaker boehner was over a trillion dollars in cuts to discretionary spending both domestic and defense. we then offered additional $650 billion in cuts to entitlement programs medicare, medicaid, social security. in addition, what we sought was revenues that were actually less than what the gaining of six signed off on. it is hard to understand why speaker boehner would walk away from this kind of deal and frank leg, if you look at the commentary out there there are a lot of republicans that are puzzled as to why it couldn't get done. >> yeah, the republicans because that's a republican's dream come true that you agreed to. why did you do that? because honestly, in my opinion he cares a lot more about whether it helps him with politics than he cares about progressive priorities, which i'm not sure that he actually shares. but even all this was not enough for boehner. now at one point, president obama said oh, my god the gaining of six came out with a proposal with two-point truly $1 tax increases. his chief of staff at the time said we look like idiot
's primary. they define him as an unacceptable alternative and romney can fully fight back. john boehner butts heads can fellow republicans over billions of dollars for roads, rails and bridges. can he get the tea party base to govern? good morning from washington. it's super thursday. this is "the daily rundown." let's get to the first read of the morning. super tuesday marks the beginning of the end. it's marked the beginning of the end of every competitive campaign for the last quarter century. for now, this republican race apparently is going on. mitt romney tries desperately behind the scenes to end it. the campaign spent much of yesterday making the case that neither santorum or gingrich has a realistic shot and brought out show and tell to highlight the advantage adding it would take an act of god for one of them to go. we will get to 1144 and be the republican nominee. that got under santorum's skin. >> what won't they resort to to try to bully their way through this race? the governor thinks he is now ordained by god to win? let's have it out. >> the fact is the delegates are qu
tough on romney today. the speaker of the house, john boehner had something to say to his party's likely nominee. >> clearly the president is overseas and at a conference. while the president is overseas i think it is appropriate that people not be critical of him or of our country. >> finally. he is the winner in today's game of sand box politics. it sounds like the speaker was trying to rise above the rhetoric which started with a little moment caught on camera on a live mic yesterday. that comment was about the missile defense shield but president obama has championed and russia opposes. it overshadowed a lot of the president's trip to sol. we pointed out that something that russia wants is problematic. so today the president tried to explain himself. >> first of all are the mics on? look, what i said yesterday is i think something that everybody in this room understands. arms control is extraordinary complex and technical. the only way to get it done is if you can consult and build a strong basis of understanding between countries as well as within countries. i don't think it is a su
boehner, what an idiot. >> it is never happen. never, ever. he is always upbeat. particularly about congress. >> how can you not be upbeat? choose control. introducing gold choice. the freedom you can only get from hertz to keep the car you reserved or simply choose another. and it's free. ya know, for whoever you are that day. it's just another way you'll be traveling at the speed of hertz. two of the most important are energy security and economic growth. north america actually has one of the largest oil reserves in the world. a large part of that is oil sands. this resource has the ability to create hundreds of thousands of jobs. at our kearl project in canada, we'll be able to produce these oil sands with the same emissions as many other oils and that's a huge breakthrough. that's good for our country's energy security and our economy. and i thought "i can't do this, it's just too hard." then there was a moment. when i decided to find a way to keep going. go for olympic gold and go to college too. [ male announcer ] every day we help students earn their bachelor's or master's de
house can which is supposed to be the best of the best. classic example, john boehner is out there all the time, does it all the time and says the stimulus did not create one single job. as john boehner has been to iowa hominy ribbon cuttings in his own district for new projects that are funded by recovery dollars and yet he says vista. and so i've heard this happening. a reporter will ask a question. well, john boehner says the stimulus didn't create one single job. he says this is not true. look at the congressional budget office. they put daddy, added that the jobs but the 2.3 million jobs due to stimulus dollars. and so what is the story? white house and boehner disagreed over and had a stimulus. instead of chasing boehner is lying through his teeth. i mean, seriously. it's not even worth repeating. yesterday i was in my stake is. ed henry, now fox news, says so mr. president, republicans say that she would actually want gas prices to go up? how do you respond to that? you know, what a piece of shit. seriously dude think anyone who's running for reelection at as the president of th
of representatives under the leadership of john boehner. the biggest road block in american history with senator barbara, next. >>> guy, it's pi day. you know pi, the thing with circles. if you thought this show wouldn't commemorate something in this nerdy, i run wonk blog. stay tuned for news organized around trigonometry, won't you? >>> this used to be the easiest bill to pass on capitol hill. that's why the house public works committee has so many members. people couldn't wait to get on the committee to pass the bill every five years. >> that was illinois senator dick durbin. the bill he's referring to, the bill formerly known as the easiest bill to pass on capitol hill? is the highway bill. senator durbin is right, once upon a time the highway bill was not only beloved by members of congress far and wide, after all there are potholes to be filled in everyone's district. it was routine. authorized spending on roads, bridges, railways, airports, spending that everybody agrees needs to be done. look, there are plenty of things we argue about whether or not the government should be doing. there
&t. ♪ >>> mitt romney took heat from of all people, house speaker john boehner for criticizing president obama because boehner came to the president's defense yesterday after romney hit the president on russia. listen. >> well clearly the president is overseas and he's at a conference. while the president is overseas i think it's appropriate for people to not be critical of him or our country. >> "usa today's" washington bureau chief and the contributor and sarah, i have to start with you. this i heart from boehner's people a couple days ago and this was a consistent thing. he didn't like it when they did this to your former boss. he wanted to show consistency and apparently he was not happy that romney did that. >> i think the speaker is appropriate, but the loser in this dialogue is president obama. when the russian leader is coming to the president's defense, particularly in a time of somewhat tense u.s. relations, that is not a good story for the president. >> that was sort of odd as they came to the president and they are going wait, wait. don't do that. >> it's interesting that boehner d
that they are geopolitical arch enemies effectively, pushback from the russians and from speaker john boehner, which is not something you usually see. let's play that sound from this morning. >> clearly, the president is overseas, he's at a conference, and you know, while the president's overseas i think it's appropriate that people not be critical of him or of our country. >> jonathan, i was, yes, it was a moment. >> this is great. this is what you hope your leaders would do. john boehner, right there, is a statesman in an institution that lacks statesmen. president has gone overseas many times before and has been criticized by republicans, and i think you know, yes, the president got caught on a hot mike for i guess like the second or third time, politicians get caught on hot mikes all the time. i'm not exactly certain that what the president said was uncomfortable, you know i'm sure -- especially folks in the administration would not -- would love to have that done over again. but that's not a time to club the president like a baby seal over something like this. he's overseas, supports the presid
on tuesday it looked like the frosty relationship between president obama and speaker boehner was improving. shortly after the president landed on u.s. soil speaker boehner sent a letter to the president saying he was alarmed by the hot mike comments about to dimitri medvedev. we'll talk about that next. [ male announcer ] what's the beat that moves your heart? how about the beat of a healthy heart? campbell's healthy request soup is delicious, and earned this heart, for being heart healthy. ♪ feel the beat? it's amazing what soup can do. is moving backward. [ engine turns over, tires squeal ] introducing the lexus enform app suite -- available now on the all-new 2013 lexus gs. there's no going back. see your lexus dealer. when i got my medicare card, i realized i needed an aarp... medicare supplement insurance card, too. medicare is one of the great things about turning 65, but it doesn't cover everything. in fact, it only pays up to 80% of your part b expenses. if you're already on or eligible for medicare, call now to find out how an aarp... medicare supplement insurance plan, insured
that live. earlier today, house speaker john boehner said he's confident the republican budget blueprint will have enough support in the house when it comes up for votes next week. the republican blueprint was unveiled midweek by the budget committee, and they passed it last night. this briefing is 15 minutes. >> morning, everyone. >> morning. >> you know, gas prices are rising and americans are frustrated with the gap between the president's words and his actions. the president now says he supports the republican all of the above energy strategy for our country. but for three years, his administration has made every effort to block, delay and restrict new energy production in our country. he claims that he wants to address rising gas prices, but his policies are actually making matters worse for families and small businesses. and the only recent action the president has taken on energy involved lobbying senators, personally and successfully, to prevent construction of the key stone pipeline. yet today he is out in oklahoma, trying to take credit for a part of the pipeline that doesn't e
that would actually deliver the oil out of canada and out of north dakota. >> mr. boehner -- >> well, let me add that part of the keystone pipeline that we are getting, the president has nothing to do with it. it does not require his approval to build the pipeline from the oklahoma to the gulf. we hope he will reconsider the unions that are going to build that pipeline are aggressively in favor of moving ahead. we know it has been studied for four years already. the nebraska issue has been solved. there's no reason to create those jobs now. >> and that is house speaker john boehner and minority leader mitch mcconnell. telling reporters that the speaker of the house and congressional republicans will remain hopeful that democrats would finally consider republican proposals for jobs and energy production. those are two key areas, part of the discussion today led by the president at the white house. at the briefing today, ben feller with questions to jay carney. >> talk of the speaker being encouraged about what the president had to say about the jobs act and speaker boehner would be happy to w
aside, the speaker of the house, john boehner, had something to say to his party's likely nominee. >> clearly, the president is overseas. he's at a conference. and, you know, while the president's overseas i think it's appropriate that people not be critical of him or of our country. >> finally, he is the winner in today's game of sand box politics because it sounds like the speaker was trying to rise above the rhetoric which all started with a little moment caught on camera on a live mic yesterday. >> my last election, basically, and after the next election i'll have more flexibility. >> yeah. yeah. i understand. i will transmit this information to vladimir. >> well, that comment to the russian president was about the missile defense shield that russia opposes. and amidst the uproar including on this show where we pointed out that compromising on something russia desperately wants while russia arms syria's leaders is problematic. so today, the president tried to explain himself. >> well, first of all, the mic's on? look, what i said yesterday, ben, i think something that everybod
above politics. that's what the president is trying to do. >> i was wondering if speaker boehner had woken up because i haven't heard thing from him today. some of the republican candidates are trashing the jobs numbers. it's getting harder and harder to claim the economy isn't getting better. >> it's somewhat unfathomable. martin, we have created just short of four million jobs in the past two years. 1.3 million in the past six months. there's no one who is not a complete partisan who can't say that while we have more to do, that we're headed in the right direction. look, this really undermines any claim that mitt romney has on the presidency. he's supposed to be about the economy. we know he had a sorry record on that in massachusetts. we know he was a corporate raider, eliminating jobs for his own profit. he really dunt have an argument against the president anymore because we're slowly, but surely headed in the right direction. >> brad woodhouse p thank you for joining us. stay with us. the week's top lines are coming up. >> it's super tuesday. it's like the super bowl of politic
. friday morning, house speaker john boehner did just that, a rare slap at a powerful republican mouth piece, with a dig at democrats, too. a spokesman saying "the speaker obviously believes the use of those words was inappropriate, as is trying to raise money off the situation." but limbaugh is hardly backing down. >> the woman comes forth with this frankly hilarious claim that she's having so much sex and her buddies with her that she can't afford it. and not one person says, well, did you ever think about maybe backing off the amount of sex that you have? do you ever think maybe it's your responsibility for your own birth control, not everybody else's? >> well, i would say that i don't think that the women of america find it hilarious. >> reporter: it's in the democrats' political interest to keep this story going. fluke even got a call from president obama. >> were you surprised to get a call from the president of the united states? >> yeah. it certainly wasn't on my calendar for the day. but i was happy to add that to the schedule. he thanked me for speaking out and being willing
boehner saying don't criticize the president while he is overseas. mitt romney criticized the president while he was overseas. >> a blow for civility and an old-fashioned notion of politics. having said that, as you said, the flight is landing at 7:30. as the plane is getting close enough, gets into u.s. air space, at that point you can begin to sound critical. at some point this is going to be hashed out. i'm not so sure the timing of it will -- >> what i want to talk about here is this fact that john boehner felt the need to very mildly but almost a way of without saying his name, rebuking romney. >>> it was because romney made a big deal out of this. every campaign adviser, they signed an open letter to barack obama saying this is nefarious. romney himself mouthed off about it. >> from the hill yesterday that speaker boehner was not comfortable with this criticism. and i was interested today that he went public with it. >> it is. one of those things where john boehner and mitt romney have not got the closest of working relationships. so i think we have the formation of the odd couple
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